Entries Matching: Set-top Box

FCC Moves to Save Consumers Billions in Set-top Box Rental Fees

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Today, the Federal Communications Commission announced a forthcoming item that could greatly benefit TV viewers by saving them billions in cable overcharges. Public Knowledge applauds the Commission for its video device competition Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which could be a significant step toward breaking open the stranglehold pay TV giants have over consumers and programmers alike.

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Media Update: Public Knowledge Joins Consumer Video Choice Coalition to Unlock the Box

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Today, Public Knowledge joins other organizations in launching an advocacy coalition to promote video device competition. In addition to Public Knowledge, the Consumer Video Choice Coalition includes COMPTEL, CCIA, Writers Guild of America - West, Google, TiVo and VIZIO. The Coalition will demonstrate to policymakers that there is widespread support for promoting competition and innovation by making subscription video content available on third-party devices, freeing consumers from having to rent set-top boxes from their cable or satellite providers.

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